Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to London Gatwick touched down at London Gatwick Airport this week, welcomed with a celebratory water salute. The new double daily service, operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, makes London Gatwick the airline’s sixth gateway into the United Kingdom and its second gateway to London.
The new route will provide even more flexibility and convenience to passengers travelling to London, and will offer enhanced connectivity for passengers flying from the United Kingdom to Qatar Airways’ extensive global route network of more than 150 destinations. Over the summer period, flights to London Gatwick will further increase to 16 services per week. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, said they are very proud of their strong and extensive trade ties with the UK.
Gatwick Airport Chief Executive Officer Stewart Wingate, said that the new route strengthens Gatwick’s growing long-haul network, which has more than 60 routes and which they hope to grow further in the coming months.
This summer Qatar Airways will operate 95 flights to the UK per week, including six daily departures to London Heathrow, 16 weekly departures to London Gatwick and Manchester, and daily flights to Cardiff and Edinburgh, alongside seven flights per week to Birmingham.
Doha – London Gatwick:
Doha (DOH) to London Gatwick (LGW) QR 327 Departs 8:30 am, Arrives 1:30 pm (daily)
Doha (DOH) to London Gatwick (LGW) QR 329 Departs 2:10 am, Arrives 7:10 am (daily)
Doha (DOH) to London Gatwick (LGW) QR 331 Departs 3 pm, Arrives 8pm (Friday and Saturday – from 15 June to 29 September)
London Gatwick – Doha:
London Gatwick (LGW) to Doha (DOH) QR 328 Departs 3:25 pm, Arrives 12:05 am (daily)
London Gatwick (LGW) to Doha (DOH) QR 330 Departs 9 am, Arrives 5:40 pm (daily)
London Gatwick (LGW) to Doha (DOH) QR 332 Departs 9:30 pm, Arrives 6:10 pm (Friday and Saturday – from 15 June to 29 September)
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